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500,000 Saplings Planted On Vaishnodevi Hills
on 2013/12/20 17:32:06 ( 869 reads )

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JAMMU, INDIA, December 14, 2013 (Business Standard): As a result of the directions issued by Chairman of Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board N. N. Vohra, Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board (SMVDB) has planted over 550,000 saplings, including forest, horticulture, floriculture, medicinal and ornamental species of plants during the last 4 years, a spokesman of SMVD said.

The initiative is aimed at conserving the environment and ecology and greening the Trikuta Hills and the tracks leading to the shrine.

In addition, 150,000 saplings of different species of plants were planted during the monsoon plantation season of 2013, spokesman said, adding that as many as 150,000 plants are being planted during the present winter plantation season, which will raise the number of plants put in the ground to 700,000.

CEO of SMVD Mandeep Bhandari said to generate in-house production of indigenous species of plants compatible to the local climatic conditions in the Trikuta Hills area, a multi-purpose nursery with a capacity to produce more than 200,000 seedlings per year is being set up at Kunkuniyallan village, near Panthal by the Board.


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